|Surface map for 10:00 am EST December 19, 2012|
|NWS Watch/Warning map for 1:26 pm EST December 19|
. Counties in orange are under a Blizzard Warning.
Snowfall north and west of the storm center track will be heavy, with 9 to 12 inches or more of snow expected from southwestern Iowa into southwest Wisconsin. Model runs from this morning are indicating the as much as 18 inches of snow could fall in this band.
|Probability of at least 12 inches of snow in the 24 hour period ending 6:00 am CST December 20|
|Forecast snowfall totals by this morning's run of the GFS model.|
Image courtesy of Harris WeatherCaster.
This is a dangerous storm, and everyone in the warned areas should take it very seriously. The combination of wind, snow, and low wind chill values will create life-threatening conditions for anyone caught outside. Even where snowfall amounts are expected to be only a few inches the winds will cause very hazardous travel conditions.
Be sure to check your local National Weather Service web site for the latest updates and information on this storm and its impacts on your area. The next round of forecast updates will be done mid to late afternoon.